Ms. Giavanni Washington

(Health Fellows & Scholars)
Independent Nonprofit Organization Management Professional

Focus Areas

Biology / Chemistry / Physical Science


Giavanni Washington is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a B.S. in Biology and the University of Miami with an M.P.H. in Epidemiology. Her undergraduate experience and graduate experiences included doing research on topics related to molecular biology, industrial hygiene, and HIV/AIDS. Through different traineeships and international fellowships, she has participated in projects in Uganda and Angola. She is currently a consultant to a project sponsored by Charles R. Drew University that seeks to prevent HIV among military personnel in Angola. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she recognizes that “questionnaires, surveys, and focus group data would all be rendered useless if language and cultural differences were not accounted for.” She looks forward to a career in the international health policy arena and in academia, where she hopes to instill her students “the desire to fortify communities by giving voice to those who cannot speak for themselves” and “given them the policy tools to motivate change."